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Film Film August 31, 2000
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Jonathan Lynn
The Distinguished Gentleman
1992

A con artist pulls the ultimate play -- getting elected to Congress. Initially, he heads to Washington with plans of fleecing America, but he quickly learns that he can't out-con the grifters who are already there. This satirical update of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington takes shots at corporate greed, influence peddling, even racial politics. Eddie Murphy suppresses his urge to overact and turns in a sweet performance as the likable hustler, Thomas Jefferson Johnson. (TN)


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